Does anybody really pay attention to what you're writing in your record notebook while jamming to your favourite tunes? I think it’s a well-known fact that even the best of us write without realising a single word, and almost end up writing down the lyrics of the song we're listening to. Music has made many a painful task bearable for most people. But for me? Not so much.
I generally am not big on music while I'm working. My threshold for music while I am trying to get something done is quite low, most especially if it is played aloud. It is not uncommon for me to take a leaf out of Chandler's book and yell "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!" at the speaker. It frequently makes me wonder how I hate something that most people consider their lifeline.
However, when I listen to music using headphones, the world is drowned out. So, I'm able to appreciate the beauty of the music and the lyrics. Well, I must admit that I tire of that pretty soon too. I wondered if I was narcissistic and didn't want to listen to anything other than the sound of my own voice inside my head. Maybe I am - No, strike that! I know that I am! But, not more so than anybody else.
I guess that's the reason why music is so special to most people. They want to drown out the voices in their head. This revelation might induce the response, ‘elementary, my dear Watson’ but this was the epiphany I had as I penned down my thoughts. I personally am extremely comfortable in my head most of the time. Although talking to a friend in times of distress is helpful, sometimes that may not be possible. In such circumstances, music becomes a friend in need and therefore is a friend indeed.
Music helps different people in different ways. Some like to dance it out, while some relate to the lyrics at that moment as they feel understood in whatever may be bothering them. Some people, like me, appreciate slow music which makes us feel like time has slowed down because I'm sad. Well, I guess that is the beauty of music. A person's appreciation of music can be extremely whimsical.
Music has a world of things to offer if you just open up your heart to the rhythm of the world and it may make all the difference you are looking for in your life.